COVID-19 Safety 

Get Vaccinated

BAP management strongly believes in and encourages all eligible people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Why don't we require proof of vaccination?

Vaccine mandates are legally required to allow for waivers based on medical contraindications as well as "sincerely held" religious beliefs. Establishing and enacting systems to interview and determine "sincerely" held beliefs and obtaining and keeping external records on medical contraindications places undue burden on our limited staff.  We have done everything we can to create many layers of protection for our clinic, including ventilation, air purification, masks, distancing, limiting time in the clinic, and sanitizing hands and surfaces. We encourage everyone who can to get all their shots.

BAP COVID Policies and Practices

All BAP staff are required to get tested for COVID-19 weekly and complete and record COVID screening prior to every shift.

 

We require all people in our clinic to wear snug-fitting Masks, covering the nose and mouth for the duration of a visit to BAP. No exceptions. See mask policy below.

 

Brand new HVAC system with Merv 13+ filters, as well as two additional medical grade air purifiers have been installed. Additional air purifiers are placed throughout the clinic space.

 

We limit the amount of time people spend in the clinic. Time limits have been placed on treatment length to reduce the amount of time any one person remains in the clinic. Current time limit for treatments is 45-50 minutes.

Social distancing. Chairs are placed a minimum of 10 feet apart.

All people are required to sanitize their hands upon entering.

 

Surfaces are disinfected daily. (Risk of surface transmission is extremely low. Click here to read more.) 

Mask Policy

All patients and visitors are required to a mask over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP, regardless of your vaccine status.

Masks must be:
- commercially produced N95, KN95 WITHOUT valves, or
- cloth masks WITH a surgical mask underneath 

Patients arriving without masks will be turned away. Patients are required to bring their own masks because BAP can not guarantee a consistent supply and because patients would have to enter the clinic without a mask were they to rely on us to provide them. 

*Because it is inadvisable for children under the age of 2 to wear a mask, they are not allowed to visit the clinic at this time. 

KNOW THE RED FLAG SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

If you have any of the following symptoms do not come to BAP. Please call your doctor.

 

  • fever, chills, chills with shaking

  • runny, congested nose

  • cough, shortness of breath

  • sore throat

  • muscle pain, body aches

  • recent loss of smell or taste

  • recent fatigue or weakness

  • recent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea


Until further notice, we can not give you acupuncture if you have any of the above symptoms. If you have active allergies and are coughing/sneezing, check out our Patient Resources for acupressure tools for at-home use and herbal recommendations. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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